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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-04
(libsndfile: Buffer overflow)
Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security team discovered that the
flac_buffer_copy() function does not correctly handle FLAC streams with
variable block sizes which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user
to open a specially crafted FLAC file or network stream with an
application using libsndfile. This might lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with privileges of the user playing the file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.17-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 26944 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-04.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-4974